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Comet's New Cloud-Based Gearbox Durability SimApp Will Provide Many Automated Processes
October 13, 2015
Comet Solutions, Inc. recently announced a program in support of Gearbox design and manufacturing. The Comet Gearbox solution, consisting of a suite of solution-specific Gearbox SimApps, will provide automated processes integrating the broad spectrum of tools frequently used throughout gearbox development: CAD; FEA; multibody dynamics; gear/bearing simulation; and CFD in order to predict and optimize performance in the areas of acoustics/vibration/dynamics, durability/reliability, efficiency, and for management of cost and weight.
“This program reaffirms our commitment to the drivetrain industry in general and gearbox design and manufacturing specifically,” said Comet Vice President Steve Brown. “Earlier we announced a working partnership with renowned gearbox authority, Brian Wilson and his company, Advanced Drivetrain Engineering & Technology (ADET). Today we are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with SMT, a leader in the gear and bearing simulation industry. We will be featuring the Gearbox Durability SimApp at Gear Expo 2015 with others to follow. Over the coming months, Comet will deliver a complete suite of Gearbox SimApps along with related products and services.”
Developed in cooperation with ADET (Advanced Drivetrain Engineering and Technology) and utilizing SMT (Smart Manufacturing Technology) MASTA, Comet’s new Gearbox Durability SimApp will provide gearbox OEM companies the means to perform basic durability evaluations of various gearbox system designs.
By loading a specific duty-cycle into the Gearbox Durability SimApp, they will be able to run an automated durability analysis of the entire gearbox system, including the effects of housing, shaft and bearing deflections. Often, during early design stages, gearbox OEMs do not always have specific details regarding how customers will use their products in the field. The non-engineering staff will have the ability to demonstrate durability performance to prospective customers by entering custom duty cycles representative of actual field usage, independent of their internal engineering staff. This new SimApp allows quick turn-around time regarding product capabilities, empowering the gearbox OEM in the market, while also providing feedback to the engineering team for refinement of future designs.
“We are anticipating some exciting new avenues for our CAE software to be delivered with our new strategic partner Comet Solutions,” said SMT Technical Director Euan Woolley. “Pairing both our expertise by hosting durability simulation features in the Gearbox Durability SimApp will open up powerful MASTA functionality to a wider user base of engineers and ultimately drive smarter decision making within the industry. We look forward to the possibilities this partnership will bring.”